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Judge Didn't Need to Recuse Herself After Inquiring Into Qualifications of Potential Witness

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 278 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a trial judge did not need to recuse herself from presiding over a retaliatory discharge action after she made a telephone call to a university department director concerning a potential expert witness' qualifications. Case: Holsclaw v. Ivy Hall Nursing Home, No. E2016-02178-SC-T10B-CV, 09/19/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Jeanie Holsclaw filed a retaliatory discharge action against her former employer, the Ivy Hall Nursing Home, in November 2012. The parties engaged in extensive discovery over the course of sev...

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